Nature & Environment Jun 25, 2012

Experience the Summer in Iceland

The "land of fire and ice" proves that no matter what adventures you are seeking there is something for everyone.

As Iceland enjoys nearly 24 hours of daylight during the summer months, the “land of fire and ice” proves that no matter what adventures you are seeking there is something for everyone.

The Adventurer: If you are looking for the ultimate adventure, journey into the mouth of Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur Volcano! After a short hike across lava fields, participants will descend 400 feet via cable car deep into the heart of the volcano. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and promises to get even the most adventurous travelers excited. Visit Inside the Volcano to learn more.

Escape the City: As Iceland warms up in the summer months, soak up the sun and explore the breathtaking landscape just as the locals do by renting a cabin in the woods. With rental locations across the country, this is the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. If this sounds like the break you’ve been looking for search for rentals here.

One with Nature: Have you ever traveled into the world of the whales? As one of the largest animals on the planet, going whale watching in Iceland should be on every travelers’ check-list. With tours leaving from Reykjavik’s Old Harbor daily not only will this activity be a great photo opportunity, but it is also sure to create lasting memories! To reserve your spot today visit Elding Whale Watching.

Food Lovers: With all of these amazing summer activities make to make time to eat! Surrounded by water, Iceland is home to not only fresh seafood, but also hundreds of tasty places to eat. Downtown Reykjavik is packed full of choices, ranging from fine dining to a quick hotdog. For suggestions visit Frommer’s Dining in Iceland Guide.

All in the Family: As the Icelandic horse is one of the most prized possessions of the country, these horses are not to be missed. Due to the fact this breed of horse usually grows no larger than ponies, children of all ages can experience their majestic beauty. Whether your family wants to explore the land of the Vikings or ride horseback across lava fields, this is definitely quality family time. For tour packages visit Ishestar Riding Tours.